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Leo M. Frank and the American Jewish Community


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Students of the Mary Phagan murder case, please download: 'Leo M. Frank and the American Jewish Community', American Jewish Archive Journal, 1968, Volume 20, number 2, by Jewish activist professor Leonard Dinnerstein. For this educational lesson about Southern history we are going to fact check every sentence, paragraph and page of Leonard Dinnerstein's scholarly article about the Leo Frank case.

First: Hand copy with pencil and paper Leonard Dinnerstein's entire article (including his references and citations). When finished hand copying Leonard Dinnerstein's article, next search for every reference and citation he uses to make his claims about the Leo Frank case. For this lesson, we are going to fact check not only the statements and claims in his article that he uses references for, but also for things he claims that he doesn't provide references or citations.

Questions for students of the Mary Phagan murder case to research and discuss:

Part 1, Types of hoaxes: What is a Hoax? What is a racist hoax? What is an anti-Semitic hoax? After researching the subject, come up with a definition in your own words.

Part 2, Academic dishonesty: What is the definition of academic dishonesty? Research the topic and come up with a definition in your own words. Did Leonard Dinnerstein create a racist and anti-Semitic hoax against White and Christian Southerners, about mobs of them shouting "hang the Jew" during the Leo Frank trial? or is Leonard Dinnerstein's statement in these regards true?

Part 3, How to create fallacious consensus in history: Did Leonard Dinnerstein promote this racist and anti-Semitic hoax as fact in academia and the popular culture of social history for 50 years? Did other Jewish activists re-quote, repeat and promote Leonard Dinnerstein's racist and anti-Semitic Hoax about mobs of people shouting "hang the Jew"?

How Hoaxes Become Part of History and Historical Concensus:

We ask students of the Mary Phagan case to read page 110 of the above article for claims about mobs of people shouting "hang the Jew" during the Leo Frank trial. Is there any evidence for Dinnerstein's "hang the Jew" claim? Search on google, yahoo and bing for the keyword "hang the Jew", and list all the articles, authors and web site addresses that promote Leonard Dinnerstein's racist and anti-Semitic hoax. Do you see how this ugly racist and anti-Semitic Hoax has spread like wildfire across the Internet?

Starting on page 110 is the example of Leonard Dinnerstein creating an un-sourced fabrication (lie) based on academic dishonesty:

"Beyond the main testimony, the jurors had little more on which to base their decision than hearsay, rumors, and unsubstantiated accusations. Yet most members of the public were thoroughly convinced of the defendant's guilt and made their voices heard, The intense summer heat necessitated that the courtroom windows be left open, and remarks from the crowds could be heard easily by those inside. "Crack the Jew's neck!" - "Lynch him!" - were some of the epithets emerging from the more boisterous. Threats were also made "against the jury that they would be lynched if they did not hang that 'damned sheeny.' "

Solution: Review the local Atlanta newspapers during July / August of 1913 (Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Georgian) and Leo Frank's appeals to the Georgia and United States Supreme Court (1,800 page record), is there any evidence of Leonard Dinnerstein's racist and anti-Semitic hoax about people screaming "hang the Jew" at the trial jury? Why do you think so many people are willing to falsify history on behalf of a Jewish pedophile? Does race and religion have anything to do with the perpetuation of historical lies? Can you find other authors who wrote about the Leo Frank case who used false, fabricated or manipulated evidence to argue for the position Leo Frank was innocent?

Review the bibliography of this educational lesson to check some of the other books and articles written about the Leo Frank Case.

Mary Phagan Bitemark Hoax:

Question: Did Leonard Dinnerstein promulgate the Mary Phagan bitemark hoax in his writings? (see: To Number Our Days by Pierre van Paassen, 1964, p 237-8)

Search for the Mary Phagan bitemark hoax in Leonard Dinnerstein's PhD Dissertation, various editions of his book 'The Leo Frank Case' and articles about the Murder of Mary Phagan (see references / bibliography).

Question: Is Professor Leonard Dinnerstein guilty of academic dishonesty? We ask you to read each and every item below that was written about the Leo Frank case by Leonard Dinnerstein and then meticulously fact check every sentence of his writings by using the Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Archive, and local Atlanta daily newspapers from April to August of 1913 as references:

About Leonard Dinnerstein

Leonard Dinnerstein (b. May 5, 1934) completed his PhD thesis about the Leo Max Frank Case in 1966 for the Political Science Department of Columbia University. The central thesis of all his works on the case promulgates that Antisemitism was ultimately responsible for an innocent Jewish man, Leo Frank, getting convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan in 1913. Dinnerstein's dissertation became the species for his book, "The Leo Frank Case" (Columbia University Press, first edition 1968; revised edition 1987).

We ask you students of the Mary Phagan murder case to fact check these items listed below using the primary sources of the Leo Frank case to learn how facts are manipulated.

References and Bibliography:

Article: Leo M. Frank and the American Jewish Community (1968) by Leonard Dinnerstein: http://archive.org/details/LeoFrankAndTheAmericanJewishCommunity

PhD Dissertation: The Leo Frank Case (1966) by Leonard Dinnerstein: http://www.archive.org/details/TheLeoFrankCase1966Dissertation

Book: The Leo Frank Case by Leonard Dinnerstein (published 1968, revised edition 1987): http://www.archive.org/details/TheLeoFrankCaseByLeonardDinnerstein

Book origin of the Mary Phagan bitemark hoax: To Number Our Days (1964) by Pierre van Paassen (see pages 237, 238 about the Leo Frank case): http://archive.org/details/ToNumberOurDaysByPierreVanPaassen

Academic Dishonesty at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_dishonesty

Fabrication (Lie) at Wikipedia (linked from Academic Dishonesty) "A fabrication is a lie told when someone submits a statement as truth, without knowing for certain whether or not it actually is true. Although the statement may be possible or plausible, it is not based on fact. Rather, it is something made up, or it is a misrepresentation of the truth.": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie#Fabrication

Primary and Reliable Secondary Sources about Frank-Phagan case:

0. The Leo Frank Case Inside Story of Georgia's Greatest Murder Mystery 1913 - The first neutral book written about the murder of Mary Phagan and trial of Leo Frank.

1. The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean (Available on www.Archive.org). Written by Mary Phagan Kean, the great grand niece of Mary Phagan. A neutral account of the events surrounding the trial and appeals of Leo Frank, including his posthumous pardon. The Murder of Little Mary Phagan is well worth reading and it is a refreshing change from the endless number of Jewish authored modern and contemporary books, disingenuously transforming the Leo Frank case into a neurotic, anti-Gentile morality tale.

2. American State Trials, volume X (1918) by John Lawson tends to be biased in favor of Leo Frank and his legal defense team. This case commentary review provides an *abridged* version of the Brief of Evidence, leaving out some of the important testimony and evidence when it republishes parts of the trial testimony. Be sure to read the abridged closing arguments of Luther Zeigler Rosser, Reuben Rose Arnold, Frank Arthur Hooper and Hugh Manson Dorsey. For a more complete version of the Leo M. Frank trial testimony, read the 1913 Leo Frank Case Brief of Evidence.

3. Argument of Hugh M. Dorsey in the Trial of Leo Frank. Some but not all of the 9 hours of arguments given to the Jury at the end of the Leo Frank trial on August 22, 23, and 25, 1913. Only 18 libraries in the United States have copies of these statements in book format. This is an excellent book and required reading for students of the Leo Frank case to see how Hugh Dorsey, in sales vernacular, 'closed' the panel of 13 men (the trial jury of 12 men plus Judge Leonard Strickland Roan).

4. Leo M. Frank, Plaintiff in Error, vs. State of Georgia, Defendant in Error. In Error from Fulton Superior Court at the July Term 1913, Brief of Evidence. Only three original copies from 1913 and 1914 exist at the Georgia State Archive.

Three Major Atlanta Dailies: The Atlanta Constitution, The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Georgian (Hearst's Tabloid Yellow Journalism). The most relevant issues center around April 28th to August 27th 1913.

5. Atlanta Constitution Newspaper: The Murder of Mary Phagan, Coroner's Inquest, Grand Jury, Investigation, Trial, Appeals, Prison Shanking and Lynching reported about the Leo Frank Case in the Atlanta Constitution Daily Newspaper from 1913 to 1915. http://archive.org/details/LeoFrankCaseInTheAtlantaConstitutionNewspaper1913To1915

6. Atlanta Georgian newspaper covering the Leo Frank Case from late April though August, 1913. http://archive.org/details/AtlantaGeorgianNewspaperAprilToAugust1913

7. Atlanta Journal Newspaper, April, 28, 1913, through till the end of August, 1913, pertaining to articles about the Leo Frank Case: http://archive.org/details/AtlantaJournalApril281913toAugust311913

Leo Frank confirms he might have been in the bathroom at the time Monteen Stover said his office was empty (12:05 pm to 12:10 pm): See the Atlanta Constitution, Monday, March 9, 1914, Leo Frank Jailhouse Interview

U.S. Senator Tom Watson

8. Tom Watson's Jeffersonian Newspaper (1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917) and Watson's Magazine (1915). Tom Watson's best work on the Leo M. Frank case was published in August and September 1915. Watson's five major magazine works written serially on the Frank-Phagan affair, provide logical arguments confirming the guilt of Leo M. Frank with the superb reasoning of a seasoned criminal attorney. These five 1915 articles published over numerous months are absolutely required reading for anyone interested in the Leo M. Frank Case. Originals of these magazines are extremely difficult to find.

8.1. The Leo Frank Case By Tom Watson (January 1915) Watson's Magazine Volume 20 No. 3. See page 139 for the Leo Frank Case. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga., Digital Source Archive.org

8.2. The Full Review of the Leo Frank Case By Tom Watson (March 1915) Volume 20. No. 5. See page 235 for 'A Full Review of the Leo Frank Case'. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga., Digital Source www.Archive.org

8.3. The Celebrated Case of The State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank By Tom Watson (August 1915) Volumne 21, No 4. See page 182 for 'The Celebrated Case of the State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank". Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga., Digital Source www.Archive.org

8.4. The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, Jew Pervert By Tom Watson (September 1915) Volume 21. No. 5. See page 251 for 'The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, Jew Pervert'. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga., Digital Source www.Archive.org

8.5. The Rich Jews Indict a State! The Whole South Traduced in the Matter of Leo Frank By Tom Watson (October 1915) Volume 21. No. 6. See page 301. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga., Digital Source: www.Archive.org

Tom Watson's Jeffersonian Weekly Newspaper

9. The archive of Tom E. Watson Digital Papers, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, contains the full collection of Jeffersonian Newspapers: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/watson

Modern Leo Frank cult members (known as Frankites) are posing as neutral reviewers and attempting to convince people not to read Tom Watson's analysis about the Frank-Phagan affair. Watson's analysis of the case is the controversial forbidden fruit of truth that have been censored for more than 100 years. For a nearly complete selection of: Tom Watson's Jeffersonian newspaper articles specifically related to the Murder of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank Case.

Tom Watson Brown, Grandson of Thomas Edward Watson

10. Notes on the Case of Leo M. Frank, By Tom W. Brown, Emery University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982.

Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Archive:

11. Leo Frank Trial and Appeals Georgia Supreme Court File (1,800 pages). http://archive.org/details/leo-frank-georgia-supreme-court-case-records-1913-1914


Publisher American Jewish Archives
Year 1968
Language English
Book contributor Leonard Dinnerstein
Collection opensource

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